Newborough Landscape Protection Group

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Read the Peterborough Telegraph account here

Read the transcript to the BBC radio coverage here

it is interesting to note that it seems as if PCC were not too keen on releasing this discovery.

We can only imagine it is because the digs are not appropriate for a fenland environment.  It’s also interesting to note that on one hand the PCC declares its interest to preserve heritage, but insists on doing the archaeological digs in a manner they know has the potential to destroy the archaeology in the fens.

Also interesting to note that our council who need to make £30 million to fill the black hole in their finances continues to spend significant funds of money.  Not that we are against investment in Peterborough, but either we are near the edge of bankruptcy and need to save a few 100,000 from axing bus services and care for the elderly or we can afford millions to spend on a new stand at London Road, a new pedestrian area near the station and a hand out to the developers of the toll road on the A14.  So far it seems we have committed at least 5 million to significant developments not withstanding the £1 million unpaid tax bill that poor financial management of a council scheme at an indus trial unit incurred.  All of this in a few short months..  It’s about time we were told if this budget deficit really exists or if it exists because this council is wasting money on pipe dreams concocted by well paid consultants.




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Our webpage is one year old today. Please help us celebrate by taking a photo of the countryside you want to protect from development.

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Here are just a few of your achievements:

Helped involve the DCLG and English Heritage in protecting our heritage.

A peaceful demonstration bringing the rural communities together to show our opposition to PCCs plan to destroy tenanted farming in Peterborough.

Successfully opposed Milking Nook Turbine.

Raised awareness of the impending destruction of Thorney’s landscape by excessive development of Wind Turbines and supported the work of other groups in this area.

Raised awareness of changing the use of local countryside into transient traveller sites.

Met with Empower a Renewables company who work with local communities to produce sensitive and appropriate Green energy Schemes which are less risky.

Exposed the massive spend by PCC on projects which just are not working or appropriate. Freeman’s and the Solar Power Stations on America Farm, Newborough Farms and Morris Fen. Currently 1m+ on Freeman’s and anything upwards of £1.8m on Solar power stations. (We are not sure though because the leader of the project John Harrison wasn’t sure when asked in Rural Scrutiny)

Can the NLPG thank you for your hard work in the past year and in the future.

Happy Birthday


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We need your help if you can attend Planning Committee at Peterborough Town Hall, Tuesday 8 October 1.30pm

Many of you will be aware of the wholly inappropriate plan to build a gypsy/traveller site on open countryside next to a small residential hamlet inbetween Newborough and Peakirk.  On an agricultural field near the Decoy in Milking Nook there are plans for a change of use to residential.  If this is passed it sets a precedent for the much larger transient site to be built in or near to our villages, dominating our homes.

Peterborough City Council have a tradition of rejecting Traveller/gypsy sites in unsuitable locations, but on this occasion, they have recommended approval.  Hewittson’s of Cambridgeshire described the report as misrepresentative and unsubstantial.  The author of the report Mr. Cundy told us he was only given a “few days to write the report”. Whilst we sympathise with him, this is inadequate for a site of such importance near to national monuments and county wildlife sites.  With so many objections and in breach of national gypsy/traveller site guidance from the DCLG we cannot understand how the council have recommended approval.  Unless this is part of their continued attack upon our communities. We could not believe this would be possible, but in light of such a poor report many people are suspicious. Whilst we cannot share these views as there is no evidence we are perplexed.

Please attend the meeting and make your voice heard.  Do not let your silence allow this inappropriate report and inappropriate application destroy our countryside. More importantly make sure that this poor family do not have their health threatened by a dangerous site at risk to serious flooding.